Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Australia Day

Happy Weekend Everyone & Happy Australia Day to my fellow Aussies.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. For some of us it is a long weekend,  Australia Day falls on Tuesday 26th January, that day being a public holiday, most are taking an extra day on Monday and making a 4 day weekend. Lots of BBQ's and picnics outdoors with our wonderful summer weather.

I wanted to make a card to celebrate our special day. We are so blessed with such a beautiful country and we have so much to be thankful for.

A few years ago, I had some Australian flags on toothpicks for Australia Day celebrations, but do you think I could find them. Oh well, I made this one, I downloaded a small flag and added some wire. When making a Christmas card with this sweet Tilda I pictured her holding this flag,  Tilda with Star Ornament- Winter Christmas 2007 Collection, perfect to fly our flag. I added the star to her blouse to dress her up a little and added some stickles. I coloured her with Copics, added my usual silk bow, gorgeous flowers, and punched out a few stars for some added glamour.  Celebrate with Style Sentiment - Hero Arts, other sentiments - Hero Arts alphabet stamps, Cuttlebug stars embossing folder. Papers from stash - unknown.

Kellie gave all the MDU DT's this fabulous personalised stamp for Christmas gifts, I had admired them on  some of the Magnolia DT's cards  but was not game to ask where they came from.

Wherever you are, near or far, wishing you a magical weekend.


Jean said...

Such an adorable card Jodie, so detailed one would automatically know it is from an Aussie.. Your card says you are proud to be from Australia!!!

Kathy said...

Happy Australia Day Jodie!!!! (I think I may be late though ~ if so I hope it was a good one!) Anyways this card is fabulous!! Love all your details as always as well as the colors!! She is adorable and your coloring really brings her to life!!
It has been awhile since I have blog hopped and all your creations are so beautiful!! Love stopping by when I get the chance!!
Have a great day!

Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome card, Jodie! Your tilda is just cute as can be holding her Australian Flag. You did a wonder with those beautiful flowers, and the bow is so gorgeous! The perfect finishing touch! Your work is just fabulous, love visiting your blog and seeing what you're up to! Hugs, Barb.

siameseplease said...

Love the bow, flowers, and distressing! Nice card! - Gina L

Regina said...

This is so gorgeous, Jodie! I love the papers, flowers and bow you chose to compliment her!!!
Happy Australia Day!!!:)))

Peggie said...

What a great card. Love the red, white and blue, of course.

Candy said...

Oh Jodie!!
Your card is just WONDERFUL!!!! I can't get over your AWESOME colouring! All of your details are just delightful - the cute flag and the sparkle and the embossing - everything!!!! LOVE your personal stamp - so happy you received it as a gift :o)
Hugs, Candy

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi jodie! wow...this is just fabulous! your coloring is so beautiful and the layout of the card is perfect for this! Happy Australia day!

Lauren said...

This is adorable! Happy Australia Day!


Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card, great colours and image

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card, Jodie:O) Love the colours and beautiful design. Great take on Fiona's sketch.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!